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Priority Midland by the Numbers: An overview presentation
Report Published on August 08, 2019

Midland stands at the epicenter of an economic phenomenon of global importance which has created an enormous opportunity for the area. With proactive efforts, Midland can prepare for the challenges ahead and ensure the opportunities associated with oil and gas and related activity benefit the full community.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Executive Summary
Brief Published on August 15, 2019

Midland stands at the epicenter of an economic phenomenon of global importance which has created an enormous opportunity for the area. With proactive efforts, Midland can prepare for the challenges ahead and ensure the opportunities associated with oil and gas and related activity benefit the full community.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Housing
Infographic Published on August 15, 2019

Recent advances in the petroleum sector have led major analysts and energy companies to broadly anticipate expansive increases in Permian Basin production over the next few years. Much of this activity will be centered in the Midland area and the resulting growth will bring enormous potential benefits with profound implications for housing. In light of this growth, it is imperative that additional land be available for residential development. Proactive efforts to deal with issues and prepare for the coming growth can position the area to emerge stronger and more prosperous in the future.

How strong has the housing market been in Texas this past decade?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 11, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains what has allowed the state to retain strong overall numbers on housing.

What is the rate of home ownership in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 14, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains what has allowed home ownership in Texas to reach an all-time high. 

Which three Texas cities represent 10% of US housing starts, and what does this mean for the areas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 23, 2017

Recent housing data reveals a phenomenal statistic, and Dr. Perryman says it mirrors what we have seen reflected in other economic data.

What is the current state of the Texas housing market?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 19, 2017

After a sluggish start to the year, Dr. Perryman says the Texas housing market seems to be on fire, with home starts in March the most in ten years.

What does the record number of homes sold in Texas in the first quarter indicate about the housing market and Texas' economic rebound?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 04, 2017

There is another signal that Texas' economic rebound is continuing. Real estate agents sold a record 68,000 homes in the first quarter.

How can the recent momentum in the housing market be sustained?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 31, 2016

Experts agree that keeping the momentum in the housing market will require more purchases by first time home buyers, but Dr. Perryman says a big chunk of that market is up to their eyeballs in student loan debt.

How are "boomerang children" affecting the Texas economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 28, 2016

A new report finds Texas with a sizable number of "boomerang children," those 25 and older and still living at home; Dr. Perryman says it presents many challenges.